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Douglas Rust

Dr. Douglas Rust

Associate Professor


Dr. Douglas Rust, Associate Professor, B.M University of North Texas, Ph.D. Yale University. Dr. Rust serves as Associate Director for the School of Music at Southern Miss, where he has taught since 2007. Previously, he taught music theory at Centenary College of Louisiana, Southwestern University and Texas A & M University.

His research interests include twentieth-century concert music and jazz. He has published in Music Theory Spectrum, the Musical Quarterly, Current Musicology, Perspectives of New Music, Gamut, Elliott Carter Studies Online, Sound American, Soundboard and The American Organist (with performing editions published by Hal Leonard and Masters Music/Kalmus).

  • PHD - Yale University (1995)
  • Jazz Piano (BM) - University of North Texas (1989)

Graduate music theory seminars, form, counterpoint and the undergraduate music theory and ear-training curriculum.

  • A Kinetic Projection of Ideas: Rhythm and Phrasing in Elliott Carter’s Piano Sonata, Elliott Carter Studies Online, 2017
  • A Russian Rhetoric of Form in the Music of Witold Lutosławski, A Music-Theoretical Matrix: Essays in Honor of Allen Forte (Part II), Gamut, 2010
  • Two Questions of Perception in Lutosławski's Second Symphony, Perspectives of New Music, 2004
  • Conversation with Witold Lutosławski, The Musical Quarterly, 1995
  • Stravinsky's Twelve-Tone Loom: Precomposition and Composition in Movements, Music Theory Spectrum, 1994
  • Society for Music Theory
  • South-Central Society for Music Theory
  • American Guild of Organists
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish (Limited Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Music Theory